Greens announce plan to prohibit offshore gas development in NSW

The NSW Greens will move to prohibit offshore gas exploration off the NSW coast in a new Parliament. Citing an unacceptable risk to marine life and coastal communities from plans to conduct seismic testing and drill for gas between Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Newcastle.

Berejiklian and Daley’s posturing on Barangaroo turns a blind eye to real gambling harm

Greens MLC Justin Field has called out the hypocrisy of the NSW Government and Opposition over their statement confirming no pokies will be in the Crown Barangaroo development, citing how both major parties supported law change in Parliament last year that has boosted gambling losses from poker machines in pubs and clubs across the state, locking in harm to our communities.

It’s time. Greens call for water restrictions as Sydney dams hit 60%; Desal plant to take 8 months to ‘ramp up’

The Greens are calling for the introduction of level 1 water restrictions to slow the fall of Sydney’s dam levels which are expected to hit 60% by this weekend, the trigger point for switching on the Sydney Desalination Plant.

Bight decision highlights imminent risk of seismic testing for Newcastle and Central Coast

The Greens have warned that the decision by the federal offshore gas regulator to approve seismic testing in the Great Australian Bight should serve as a warning to the Newcastle and Central Coast communities that they need to ramp up the campaign against seismic testing locally, or risk federal approval that could damage local marine life and fisheries resources.

SMART drumline trial on Sydney's Northern Beaches should mean the removal of destructive shark nets

The NSW Greens are calling for the removal of shark nets on Sydney’s Northern Beaches following the announcement that a trial of SMART drumlines will start between Manly and Palm Beach.    

NSW Government must take a stand against offshore gas plans

The Greens have called out the NSW Government’s benign opposition to an offshore gas field proposal off the coast of Newcastle, the Central Coast and Sydney’s Northern Beaches after MEC Resources reported to the Stock Exchange it will seek approval to test for gas before the state election.

Serious reform of NSW property taxes needed to address housing affordability and sustainable public revenues

“The NSW Greens have described stamp duty changes announced by the NSW Treasurer as fiddling around the edges and has called for serious tax reform to improve housing affordability and reduce the reliance of the state budget on property transfers.

NSW Government admits pokies law changes will boost industry profits and concentrate machines in higher loss areas

The NSW Greens have slammed the Berijiklian Government for misleading the community about recent pokies law changes following an admission from the NSW Treasurer that legislation passed in March this year will result in an increase in pokies profits and see poker machines move to areas of higher gambling losses.

NSW Government rejects students 12,000 signature petition to ban the bag

The Liberal/National Government has rejected a 12,000 signature petition gathered by NSW school students calling for a ban on single use plastic bags.  

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